Below you’ll find current news and programs for the YSC. If you have any questions feel free to email YSC Coordinator Betsy Fusilier at betsy.fusilier@fayette.kyschools.us


Health Fair

Enjoy this FREE upcoming Health Fair at Centro de San Juan Diego on Sunday, August 15th from 1 pm – 4 pm.


Cuts and Curls FREE Haircuts

The annual Cuts & Curls event, in which FCPS partners with First Baptist Church Winchester, gives FCPS students of all ages a confident start to the school year with fresh haircuts and hairstyles, access to community resources, and support in navigating district resources and tools. 

  • Save the date: Monday, Aug. 2 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1555 Georgetown Road, at STEAM/Success Academies building)
  • Appointments are required; check their website July 15 for the registration link

Questions? Please email Christian Adair in FCPS.


YMCA Back to School Rallies – Pre-register starting July 9th

Each year, the YMCA of Central Kentucky, in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, sponsors and community partners, hosts the annual neighborhood Back to School Rallies.

The rallies provide elementary, middle and high school students with free full-size backpacks and school supplies. Each site distributes supplies for all grade levels. The Back to School Rallies is an initiative of the Y, which has served as the central coordinator of this event since 2011. Since that time, more than 47,000 backpacks have been given out to children in Central Kentucky communities.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Sites are drive thru pick up only. 
  • Event will run from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Families must register for a pick up time for this event.
  • Registration opens July 9

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – ALL SPACES ARE FULL AS OF 7/28

LOCATIONS

Booker T. Washington Elementary
707 Howard Street
Lexington, KY 40508

Coventry Oak Elementary
2441 Huntly Place
Lexington, KY 40511

Dixie Elementary
1940 Eastland Parkway
Lexington, KY 40505

Winburn Middle School
1060 Winburn Drive
Lexington, KY 40511

Shiloh Baptist Church
37 E Fifth Street
Lexington, KY 40508

Cardinal Valley Elementary
218 Mandalay Road
Lexington, KY 40504

Woodhill Community Center
422 Codell Drive
Lexington, KY 40509

Valvoline
3475 Blazer Parkway
Lexington, KY 40509

Gainesway Community Center
3460 Campus Drive
Lexington, KY 40517

Head Start Program

The Community Action Council has space available for their Head Start program.

Prep Academy Flyer

Rent & Utility Assistance


LIFT Conference

LIFT is a college and career readiness conference for pre-school through 12th-grade students and their parents. 

Friday, June 25th
Middle and High School Students
Students will participate in two workshops as well as a college and career scavenger hunt where someone will win an iPad.
Middle School: 9:00 AM – 11:10 AM
High School: 10:20 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday, June 26th
Pre/Elementary Students and Parents
Students will participate in science experiments and adults will learn how to support their students in a variety of ways.
Pre/Elementary: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Parents: 10:10 AM – 11:30 AM

Partners for Youth Summer “I DO” Program List

Enjoy all kinds of summer fun with this great list from Partners for Youth!

Stimulus Payments for those facing homelessness

Here is information about how to apply for stimulus payments if you are facing homelessness.

Internet Assistance

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Starting May 12th, eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311.

Summer Mental Health Resources

The district has a variety of mental health resources available throughout the summer. Find more information HERE.

Survey for Families

(May 10, 2021) The YSC is partnering with Dunbar to apply to seek grant funding for grief counseling for the 2021-2022, 2022 – 2023 school years. Please complete this short survey to provide us with data. CLICK HERE (Complete by May 14, 2021)


Summer Meal Distribution

(May 10, 2021) Meals will be given out at area High Schools and community locations throughout the summer. Click HERE for updated information (May 2021).


Minority Youth Mental Health Summit

(April 26, 2021) This Summer New Vista is hosting a Minority Youth Mental Health Summit, an online 3-session event that will focus on the mental health of our BIPOC students in our community (for High Schoolers, including 8th graders entering High School in August). This will take place on June 16th, June 30th, and July 14th.
A large part of this Summit is Youth Involvement. Many Youth say that they are missing a “voice” in the mental health space, and we want to give it to them. The summit will have speakers, panelists, and discussion for students to talk about Mental Health at School, at Home, and in the Community.
An important part of this Summit is student creation. Students can help in a variety of ways, from creative outlets to leading a structured part of the summit. If you are interested in helping with this event (through original creation such as writing or art, leading a discussion group, or other ways) please click the link below to submit your name. Many students are passionate about mental health, and being involved in this summit would look great on college applications! https://forms.office.com/r/vkx8sMD3y6